Essex

Basildon firefighters pelted with stones

Fire crews dealing with a blaze in a boat shed in Essex were targeted by youths throwing stones.

About 10 firefighters were called to Gloucester Park in Broadmayne, Basildon, shortly before 20:00 BST.

They were putting out the fire when stones and other missiles were thrown at them, the fire service said. Police were called and the group ran away.

The fire was started deliberately and was put out by 20:40 BST.

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